Washington F. Willcox

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Washington F. Willcox (Connecticut Congressman)

Washington Frederick Willcox (August 22, 1834 – March 8, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Biography[edit]

Born in Killingworth, Connecticut, Willcox prepared for college at Madison Academy and Hopkins Grammar School. He graduated from Yale Law School in 1862. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Deep River, Connecticut.

He served as member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1862 and 1863. From 1875 to 1876 he served in the Connecticut State Senate. He was State's attorney of Middlesex County from 1875 to 1883.

Willcox was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-first and Fifty-second Congresses (March 4, 1889 – March 3, 1893). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1892.

He resumed the practice of law in Deep River, and also engaged in banking. From 1897 to 1905 he served on the state Railroad Commission.

He died at his home in Chester, Connecticut, March 8, 1909, and was buried at Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Carlos French
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 2nd congressional district

1889–1893
Succeeded by
James P. Pigott